The 2018 midterms are over and it's time to debrief! Charles boasts that his California ballot proposition recommendations mostly passed. Isaac thinks the election was boring and that fewer people should be allowed to vote. Isaac and Charles both hate Ted Cruz, are annoyed by the hype around Beto O'Rourke, and like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Also: Isaac provides a shocking hot take on the presidential contenders for 2020 and more!
This week's episode explores the creative sides of your favorite podcast cohosts, along with comedian and first time guest Kelly McInerney. Everyone shares the details of a screenplay or pilot they've written: Isaac's afterlife romance, Kelly's political comedy, and Charles's Christmas horror. Vote for your favorite by emailing email@example.com or visiting our forum at http://nahf.boards.net/.
Also discussed: Dave of Kentucky's shocking new revelation, Venom, Atomic Blonde, and why weed legalization is bumming out Isaac.
Controversial guest Cameron Johnson (@CameronJAwesome) is back! This week the topic is racial discrimination on dating apps, and how some platforms like Grindr are attempting to combat it.
How much of who you're attracted to is innate and how much is cultural programming? Why do people post discriminatory statements in their dating profiles?
Also discussed: gay mouth kissing, Cameron's collection of awful messages from men, and why straight men love looking at Grindr.
Grindr's Kindr story: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/after-sexual-racism-accusations-gay-day-app-grindr-gets-kindr-n912196
Cameron's documentary: https://mic.com/articles/113174/here-s-what-never-to-say-when-dating-a-gay-black-man#.fgII6oPU0
Guest Sam Bivins describes his time canvassing for Democratic Congressional candidate Katie Hill, while Charles promotes Congressional candidate and Green Party member Kenneth Mejia to Isaac and Sam.
Then: a brief look at identity politics w/r/t voter ID laws. Are these laws racist? Is citing dogwhistling just attempted mind reading? Isaac thinks voter ID laws are good! Charles and Sam think they are bad! It gets heated.
90 minutes of the craziest, edgiest conversation you can imagine: discussing the 11 ballot propositions on the 2018 California ballot. It doesn't get any wilder than this!
Sam Bivins joins Isaac and Charles on a rollicking adventure through the world of direct democracy. From the crazed bond-issuing housing perversions of Prop 1 to the decadent egg-cesses of Prop 12 (get it?), we've got the ultimate Not a Huge Fan guide to voting in California. And if you don't live in the state and all this is meaningless to you, there's a special treat for you (not really).
A tasty podcast morsel in preparation for our California ballot proposition megasode later this week! Joining the show is repeat guest Sam Bivins.
In this minisode we read listener email about the Kavanaugh episode, plug our new retro listener discussion forum at http://nahf.boards.net, and Isaac issues a correction demanded by his father!
Damien Newton from Streetsblog LA (https://la.streetsblog.org/) lends his transit expertise to this week's show, along with comedian Adam Yenser.
The conversation goes in depth on LA transit issues like electric scooters, "road diets" and whether they hurt local businesses, Vision Zero, and numerous other transit nerd topics.
Plus: a very special talk radio interview, the definition of a "bollard," and someone on the show was late! Can you guess who?
Isaac's full interview with Mark Thompson: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/conway-on-demand-20635767/episode/conwayshow-101-he-was-29930696/ (starts at 33:01)
Adam Yenser: http://adamyenser.com/
Damien Newton's contributor page on Streetsblog LA: https://la.streetsblog.org/author/damien/
Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed and sworn in as the newest Supreme Court Justice, so now it's time for a debrief with guests Cameron Johnson and Adam Yenser.
Adam is pro-Kavanaugh. Cameron is anti-Kavanaugh. Isaac is not pro-Kavanaugh but IS pro-Kavanaugh-confirmation! Charles is pro-weird Kavanaugh-related stories.
Questions asked: do Kavanaugh's accusers have any reason to lie? What would serve as proof that Kavanaugh did not commit assault? Should you face consequences for something you did forty years ago? What is the future of the Supreme Court?
Also discussed: who has been in a bar fight and why, what happens in a blackout, and Isaac Simpson's standup advice!
"Ethically nonmonogamous" Mitcz Marzoni (https://revmitcz.com/) is this episode's special guest, along with obsessively monogamous fan favorite Heather Marulli. The topic: open relationships and how they function.
Mitcz describes his dating life while Heather has PTSD flashbacks. Isaac wonders if the cycle of endlessly pursuing something new is even more of a prison than a monogamous relationship. Charles thinks people are less monogamous than they claim.
Also discussed: Satanism, whether men or women are more attached to experiences, and Heather's love of dirty talk.
A brief look at an important question: Is Isaac's seeming obsession with homosexuality an indication of secret gay desires? Charles investigates with the help of guest Evan Williams!
Isaac complains of constant queerness being shoved in his face, while Charles laments the presence of fraudulent pansexuals pretending to be queer for the social cachet.
The burning query: has Isaac been in love with a man? The answer may not be what you expect!